First Five Fest


First Five Fest

Date: Saturday, August 31 (12–10 pm) & Sunday, September 1 (12–6 pm)
Price: FREE

You’re invited to our fifth birthday bash! We’re throwing a party to commemorate five years since we opened our doors and began our quest to connect cultures. In the spirit of that mission, we proudly bring you an exciting range of cross-cultural music and activities, including Persian jazz, Filipino hip-hop, and even Bhangra dance classes! Other festival highlights include a food fair, family art activities, live music, dance classes, an artisan market, and free admission to our Museum Collection. On Saturday the galleries are open from 10 am to 8 pm, and on Sunday they're open 10 am to 6 pm.



Saturday, August 31 | 12–10 pm
Dang Show - 8:45 pm
Moskitto Bar - 6:30 pm
Amely Zhou - 12, 1, & 3 pm
Kathak Dance with Bageshree Vaze - 2 pm
Fethi Nadjem Ensemble - 2:45 pm 
Han Han - 4 pm
TEKE::TEKE - 5:15 pm
Sanskriti Arts: Bhangra - 7:30 pm


Sunday, September 1, 12–6 pm
Kamancello & Gros Morne House Band - 4 pm

Amely Zhou - 12, 1, & 3 pm
Labyrinth Ontario Showcase - 2 pm
 Sina Bathaie Ensemble - 5:15 pm


2019 Summer Festival Central

June – September, 2019

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June 30 — July 1, 2019

Moon Landing Festival

July 20–21, 2019

With support from

Government of Canada logo, Government of Ontario logo, Ontario Arts Council logo, and Modern Niagara logo

Programming partners

Small World Music logo, Wavelength logo, Gros Morne Summer Music logo, the Music Gallery logo, and Labyrinth Ontario logo

Site Partners

Aga Khan Park logo and Ismail Centre logo


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